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GetSectionProperties2 Method (IModelDocExtension)

Gets the section properties for the following types of selected items: 

  • Planar model face in any document

  • Face on a section plane

  • Crosshatch section face in a section view in a drawing a sketch

  • Sketch

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function GetSectionProperties2( _
   ByVal Sections As System.Object _
) As System.Object
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IModelDocExtension
Dim Sections As System.Object
Dim value As System.Object
 
value = instance.GetSectionProperties2(Sections)
C# 
System.object GetSectionProperties2( 
   System.object Sections
)
C++/CLI 
System.Object^ GetSectionProperties2( 
&   System.Object^ Sections
) 

Parameters

Sections
Array of sections

Return Value

Array of section properties for the selected items (see Remarks)

Example

Remarks

This method clears the selection set.

If...

Then...

The user selected a set of either parallel planes or parallel faces

You can pass an empty sections array

The user selected any items and you pass a sections array

The properties of the user-selected items and the sections array are combined in the returned array

You pass a sections array and you do not want this array combined with the properties of any user-selected items

Clear any user-selected items

The objects in the Sections parameter are added to the current selection set. If the objects are already in the current selection set, an error is generated; that is, status code will be equal to 1, which means invalid input.

The format of the returned array (retval) of size 24:

 

  • retval[0]

status of request:

  • 0 = success

  • 1 = invalid input

  • 2 = selected faces are not in the same or parallel planes

  • 3 = unable to compute section properties

  • retval[1]

area

  • retval[2]

centroid x

  • retval[3]

centroid y

  • retval[4]

centroid z

  • retval[5]

moment of inertia XX

  • reval[6]

moment of inertia YY

  • retval[7]

moment of inertia ZZ

  • retval[8]

moment of inertia -XY

  • retval[9]

moment of inertia -ZX

  • retval[10]

moment of inertia -YZ

  • retval[11]

polar moment of inertia of an area at the centroid

  • retval[12]

angle between principal axis and part axis

  • retval[13]

principal moment of inertia of an area at the centroid, lx

  • retval[14]

principal moment of inertia of an area at the centroid, ly

  • retval[15]

direction vector X for principle axes (x component)

  • retval[16]

direction vector X for principle axes (y component)

  • retval[17]

direction vector X for principle axes (z component)

  • retval[18]

direction vector Y for principle axes (x component)

  • retval[19]

direction vector Y for principle axes (y component)

  • retval[20]

direction vector Y for principle axes (z component)

  • retval[21]

direction vector Z for principle axes (x component)

  • retval[22]

direction vector Z for principle axes (y component)

  • retval[23]

direction vector Z for principle axes (z component)

 

This method returns metric units unless explicitly specified otherwise.

 

See Also

Availability

SOLIDWORKS 2005 FCS, Revision Number 13.0


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